Comparison of neopterin levels in patients with coronary artery ectasia versus patients with obstructive coronary artery disease


Sahin M. , Varol E. , Ozaydin M. , Altinbas A. , AYDIN O., ASLAN S. M. , ...More

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.101, no.5, pp.476-479, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 101 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/smj.0b013e31815d22f4
  • Title of Journal : SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.476-479

Abstract

Objectives: Inflammation has been reported as an important component of vascular aneurysm formation, as found in obstructive vascular disorder. Neopterin is produced by activated macrophages and is thought to represent a marker of immune activation and macrophage activity. The plasma neopterin levels were investigated in coronary artery ectasia (CAE) patients to investigate the role of inflammation.